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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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Do CT scans show appendicitis without using contrast fluid?

Do CT scans show appendicitis without using contrast fluid?

less accurate: While there is controversy about the liberal use of ct scans for the diagnosis of appendicits, it does increase accuracy of diagnosis. There are several parameters on ct scan that are used to diagnose or exclude appendicitis: visualization of the appendix, free fluid around the appendix, blurred fat or fat stranding around the base of the appendix and free air in the area of the appendix. ...Read more

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Do regular CT scans show unruptured aneurysms?

Do regular CT scans show unruptured aneurysms?

CT scan: It depends what do you call a regular ct scan but usually IV contrast dye is needed to visualize the aneurysm. There are non contrast exams and others where IV contrast is employed. Where is the aneurysm located ?. If it's large and calcified and perhaps located in the abdomen or chest it can be suggested by the non contrast ct. An ultrasound can detect readily in the abdominal aorta. ...Read more

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Do CT scans show if a person has lung cancer?

Do CT scans show if a person has lung cancer?

Yes: if CT revealed mass in lung for defenite diagnosis need biopsy,or if possible resection of tumor. ...Read more

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Do blood tests/CT scans show if you have cancer in the results?

Do blood tests/CT scans show if you have cancer in the results?

Yes, most times it d: Cancer is not difficult to diagnose but you need to go to an experienced doctor/preferably an oncologist. We look for any abnormal growth in the common sites affected by cancer(such as Lungs, Colon, Breast and Prostate). Blood tests are an aid but only provide indirect support for diagnosis. There is no single blood test that wil reliably show Cancer, at least not yet, but someday soon it is likel ...Read more

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I had a cat scan that stated i had a right -sided mass an emergency colonscopy was done and showed nothing why would a CT scan show a mass?

I had a cat scan that stated i had  a right -sided mass an emergency colonscopy was done and showed nothing why would a CT scan show a mass?

Stool can look mass: Could ahve been stool appearing as a mass. The colonoscopy looks directly into the colon and you take a prep to clean out the stool. Be sure to followup with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have headaches that start at 5am every morning at work. What can I do to or take to prevent it? MRI n CT scans shows nothing.

Needs evaluation.: Headaches are one of the most common maladies encountered in life. Its good news that your CT and MRI did not show a structural problem. Consider going to a physician specially trained in evaluating headache as the treatment you seek depends on the underlying problem. Considerations include caffeine withdrawal, Intracranial hypotension (may be missed on prior studies), and migraine. ...Read more